Sentinel-1A reconnaissance satellite was unable to produce a high-quality image of the Donbass due to interference

The Sentinel-1A reconnaissance satellite of the European Copernicus program is experiencing certain problems in trying to make radar images of the territory. In particular, this is evidenced by the latest materials captured by the spacecraft.

The photographs clearly show interference coming from Russian territory and reaching all the way to the Dnieper River in central Ukraine.

Meanwhile, the Sentinel-1B satellite, launched six years ago by a Russian Soyuz-2 rocket from the Kourou space center in French Guiana (northeastern South America), has been out of service for more than a week. According to sources, Sentinel-1B failed on December 23, and since then no data has been received from it to Earth. The main reason for the failure is called a malfunction in the power supply unit of the satellite. Experts began to solve technical problems.

Recall that in the summer of 2021, the Sentinel-1 spy satellite, “working” over the territory of Rostov-on-Don, was subjected to a powerful attack by Russian electronic warfare stations. Failures in the work were also noticed on the Sentinel-2 satellite, “keeping watch” in tandem with the first one (both satellites were launched under the program of the European Space Agency). However, earlier Russia warned that the data obtained using the Sentinel-1/2 spacecraft posed a threat to the security of the Russian Federation.
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  1. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 2 February 2022 16: 37
    Does not work? - something broke - new ones are needed.
  2. Lawyer Offline Lawyer
    Lawyer (Arthur) 2 February 2022 16: 47
    Can anyone explain how electronic warfare can affect optics?
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 2 February 2022 16: 53
      It's not optics. These are radar pictures.
    2. roial Offline roial
      roial (Alexander) 2 February 2022 17: 14
      no way, these are his own bugs
    3. Vladimir Petroff (Vladimir Petroff) 8 February 2022 13: 53
      The material clearly states on which part the problems arose. And what about optics?
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  5. Alexander Ulyev Offline Alexander Ulyev
    Alexander Ulyev (Alexander Ulyev) 3 February 2022 06: 25
    Incredible. Just a line on the map. No attenuation, no scattering, and "covers" it is not clear what.
  6. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 3 February 2022 08: 33
    It's like in a Japanese erotic anime - everyone knows that there is a pipe, but the organ is shyly retouched.
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 3 February 2022 09: 52
    Ah, well done!
    True, and where there are no stripes, nothing is visible.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 3 February 2022 16: 00
      I especially liked it: it was launched with the help of a Russian rocket. wink lol Write about "ultimatoms", more... love
  8. Niko58 Offline Niko58
    Niko58 (Niko58) 4 February 2022 09: 44
    oh, what's the trouble ... did the satellite fall ill? ... maybe a "Sputnik-V" pill in his side .. from a laser installation?